Going to Texas

This afternoon I am flying to Texas for a conference. The conference begins tomorrow and runs through Saturday and is sponsored by the Church Pension Group of the Episcopal Church. It’s a conference on Safeguarding God’s People, the adult to adult version, train the trainer. My parish serves a lot of older adults in homes and assisted living facilities. We need to be up to date on the latest issues and responses. We need our volunteers to be trained so that they can be wise and attentive. So I am going along with two other staff members. It will be a long weekend. I’m bringing my knitting….so I can sit through two days of presentation. The only thing I am hoping for – no role playing. I don’t like to do that in this kind of a setting.

Also, while there I am going to my first Revgals meet up with Mary Beth. Whoo hoo! She’s coming to the hotel, since I will be carless and the hotel is apparently convenient for her. I am so excited. We’re having dinner together Friday night. YAY! Perhaps we’ll have pictures?

I have my sermon written for Sunday, which was like pulling teeth to get it to come out of me. (SIGH)….but at least it’s done enough. I’ll look it over when I return Saturday night.

Well, better get ready for this day, this weekend. Blessings, all!


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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12 Responses to Going to Texas

  1. Songbird says:

    From the airport, I wish you traveling mercies. Have fun with Mary Beth! She is the cutest RevGalBlogPal, ever, bar none.

  2. Mary Beth says:

    Ugh, really, role playing. I promise that you and I will do NONE of that. I hope that my purported cuteness does not disappoint! I am definitely way excited to get to meet you!!!

  3. have a safe & inspiring trip and great fun with MaryBeth… i’ve no doubt you will laugh heartily!!!

  4. Have a safe and productive trip, and happy knitting. And how fun to get to meet Mary Beth.

  5. You lucky duck! And Mary Beth too!! Gettin’ a meet up.Have a safe trip. And I hope you can enjoy your dinner, missing some teeth after that sermon writing.;)

  6. Diane says:

    blessings on your travel… and I sometimes know what you mean about pulling teeth!

  7. Jiff says:

    Have great fun!

  8. Rev SS says:

    I’m wishing you a great trip and meet up too!

  9. zorra says:

    Oh! Y’all are probably having dinner right now!I’m so envious. Hugs to both of you.

  10. Cathy says:

    Can’t wait to see pictures. I know you will have a great time together. Hugs to both of you!

  11. Ann says:

    I don’t care for role playing either — never did, even in my social work days. I hope you had fun, as well as some good learning. I finish my sermons on Thursday, without fail (a new practice — maybe less than a year old?) — and it feels really good to have them done. I do a final quick run-through on Sunday morning for grammar, etc, the occasional last-minute thought, and maybe to make notes so I can preach out of the pulpit. It’s a great exercise for me.

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